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The rebels destroyed. NUMBERS. Their brazen censere Be thou and all thy company before death of all men, or if they be visitthe Lord, thou, and they, and Aa- ed after the visitation of all men; ron, to morrow :

then the Lord hath not sent me. 17 And take every man his censer, 30 But if the Lord make a new and put incense in them, and bring thing, and the earth open her mouth, ye before the Lord every man his and swallow them up, with all that censer, two hundred and fifty cen- appertain unto them, and they go sers ; thou also, and Aaron, each of down quick into the pit; then ye you his censer.

shall understand that these men
18 And they took every man his have provoked the LORD.
censer, and put fire in them, and 31 And it came to pass, as he had
laid incense thereon, and stood in made an end of speaking all these
the door of the tabernacle of the words, that the ground clave asun-
congregation with Moses and Aaron. der that was under them:

19 And Korah gathered all the 32 And the earth opened her
congregation against them unto the mouth, and swallowed them up,
door of the tabernacle of the congre- and their houses, and all the men
gation: and the glory of the LORD that appertained unto Korah, and
appeared unto all the congregation. all their goods.
20 And the LORD spake unto 33 They, and all that appertained
Moses and unto Aaron, saying, to them, went down alive into the
21 Separate yourselves from among pit, and the earth closed upon them:
this congregation, that I may con- and they perished from among the
sume them in a moment.

22 And they fell upon their faces, 34 And all Israel that were round
and said, O God, the God of the about them fled at the cry of them:
spirits of all flesh, shall one man for they said, Lest the earth swal-
sin, and wilt thou be wroth with low us up also.
all the congregation?

35 And there came out a fire from 23 And the Lord spake unto Mo- the LORD, and consumed the two ses, saying,

hundred and fifty men that offered 24 Speak unto the congregation, incense. saying, Get you up from about the 36 And the LORD spake unto tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Moses, saying, Abiram.

37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of 25 And Moses rose up and went Aaron the priest, that he take up unto Dathan and Abiram; and the the censers out of the burning, and elders of Israel followed him. scatter thou the fire yonder; for

26 And he spake unto the congre- they are hallowed.
gation, saying, Depart, I pray you,

38 The censers of these sinners from the tents of these wicked men, against their own souls, let them and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye make them broad plates for a covbe consumed in all their sins. ering of the altar: for they offered 27 So they gat up from the taber-them before the LORD, therefore nacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abi- they are hallowed: and they shall ram, on every side: and Dathan be a sign unto the children of Israel. and Abiram came out, and stood 39 And Eleazar the priest took in the door of their tents, and their the brazen censers, wherewith they wives, and their sons, and their lit- that were burnt had offered; and tle children.

they were made broad plates for a 28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall covering of the altar: know that the Lord hath sent me to 40 To be a memorial unto the do all these works; for I have not children of Israel, that no stranger, done them of mine own mind.

which is not of the seed of Aaron, 29 li these men die the common come near to offer incense before

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plague is stayed. NUMBERS

Aaron's rod buddeth LORD; that he be not as Korah, 2 Speak unto the children of Isra1 as his company: as the LORD el, and take of every one of them a d to him by the hand of Moses. rod according to the house of their IT But on the morrow all the fathers, of all their princes accordngregation of the children of Is- ing to the house of their fathers, el murmured against Moses and twelve rods: write thou every man's ainst Aaron, saying, Ye have kill- name upon his rod. the people of the Lord.

3 And thou shalt write Aaron's 2 And it came to pass, when the name upon the rod of Levi: for one ongregation was gathered against rod shall be for the head of the (oses and against Aaron, that they house of their fathers. oked toward the tabernacle of the 4 And thou shalt lay them up in ongregation: and, behold, the cloud the tabernacle of the congregation overed it, and the glory of the before the testimony, where I will LORD appeared.

meet with you. 43 And Moses and Aaron came 5 And it shall come to pass, that efore the tabernacle of the congre- the man's rod, whom I shall choose, ation.

shall blossom: and I will make to 44 And the Lord spake unto Mo- cease from me the murmurings of es, saying,

the children of Israel, whereby they 45 Get you up from among this murmur against you. congregation, that I may consume 6 And Moses spake unto the chilhem as in a moment. And they dren of Israel, and every one of their fell upon their faces.

princes gave him a rod apiece, for 46 And Moses said unto Aaron, each prince one, according to their Take a censer, and put fire therein fathers' houses, even twelve rods: from off the altar, and put on in- and the rod of Aaron was among cense, and go quickly unto the con- their rods. gregation, and make an atonement 7 And Moses laid up the rods befor them: for there is wrath gone fore the LORD in the tabernacle of out from the LORD; the plague is witness. begun.

8 And it came to pass, that on the 47 And Aaron took as Moses com- morrow Moses went into the tabermanded, and ran into the midst of nacle of witness; and, behold, the the congregation; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi plague was begun among the peo- was budded, and brought forth buds, ple: and he put on incense, and and bloomed blossoms, and yielded made an atonement for the people. almonds.

48 And he stood between the dead 9 And Moses brought out all the and the living; and the plague was rods from before the LORD unto all stayed.

the children of Israel: and they 49 Now they that died in the looked, and took every man his rod. plague were fourteen thousand and 10 And the LORD said unto Moses, seven hundred, besides them that Bring Aaron's rod again before the died about the matter of Korah. testimony, to be kept for a token

50 And Aaron returned unto Mo- against the rebels; and thou shalt
ses unto the door of the tabernacle quite take away their murmurings
of the congregation: and the plague from me, that they die not.
was stayed.

11 And Moses did so: as the LORD

commanded him, so did he. CHAPTER XVII.

12 And the children of Israel spake God commandeth the tribes to bring their rods. 8

Aaron's rod blossometh. 10 It is kepl for a to» unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, ken against the rebels,

we perish, we all perish. ND

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The priests' charge. NUMBERS. The priests' portion. LORD shall die: shall we be con- | anointing, and to thy sons, by an sumed with dying?

ordinance for ever. CHAPTER XVIII.

9 This shall be thine of the most The charge of the priests and Levites. 8 The holy things, reserved from the fire: The heave ofering to the prieste out of the Le every oblation of theirs, every meat

offering of theirs, and every sin ofND the Lord said unto Aaron, fering of theirs, and every trespass

Thou and thy sons and thy fa- offering of theirs, which they shall ther's house with thee shall bear the render unto me, shall be most holy iniquity of the sanctuary: and thou for thee and for thy sons. and thy sons with thee shall bear 10 In the most holy place shalt the iniquity of your priesthood. thou eat it; every male shall eat 2 And thy brethren also of the tribe it: it shall be holy unto thee. of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring 11 And this is thine ; the heave thou with thee, that they may be offering of their gift, with all the joined unto thee, and minister unto wave offerings of the children of Isthee: but thou and thy sons with rael: I have given them unto thee, thee shall minister before the taber- and to thy sons and to thy daughters nacle of witness.

with thee, by a statute for ever: ev3 And they shall keep thy charge, ery one that is clean in thy house and the charge of all the taberna- shall eat of it. cle: only they shall not come nigh 12 All the best of the oil, and all the vessels of the sanctuary and the the best of the wine, and of the altar, that neither they, nor ye also, wheat, the firstfruits of them which die.

they shall offer unto the LORD, them 4 And they shall be joined unto have I given thee. thee, and keep the charge of the 13 And whatsoever is first ripe in tabernacle of the congregation, for the land, which they shall bring all the service of the tabernacle: unto the LORD, shall be thine; eveand a stranger shall not come nigh ry one that is clean in thine house

shall eat of it. 5 And ye shall keep the charge of 14 Every thing devoted in Israel the sanctuary, and the charge of the shall be thine. altar; that there be no wrath any 15 Every thing that openeth the

the children of Israel. matrix in all flesh, which they bring 6 And I, behold, I have taken your unto the LORD, whether it be of men brethren the Levites from among the or beasts, shall be thine: neverthechildren of Israel: to you they are less the firstborn of man shalt thou given as a gift for the LORD, to do surely redeem, and the firstling of the service of the tabernacle of the unclean beasts shalt thou redeem. congregation.

16 And those that are to be re,7 Therefore thou and thy sons with deemed from a month old shalt thou thee shall keep your priest's office redeem, according to thine estimafor every thing of the altar, and tion, for the money of five shekels, within the vail; and ye shall serve: after the shekel of the sanctuary, I have given your priest's office unto which is twenty gerahs. you as a service of gift: and the

17 But the firstling of a cow, or stranger that cometh nigh shall be the firstling of a sheep, or the firstput to death

ling of a goat, thou shalt not re8 And the LORD spake unto deem ; they are holy: thou shalt Aaron, Behold, I also have given sprinkle their blood upon the altar, thee the charge of mine heave of- and shalt burn their fat for an offerferings of all the hallowed things ing made by fire, for a sweet savour of the children of Israel ; unto thee unto the LORD. have I given them by reason of the 18 And the flesh of them shall be


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Levites portion.

NUMBERS. Water of separation. ne, as the wave breast and as the 28 Thus ye also shall offer a heave ht shoulder are thine.

offering unto the Lord of all your All the heave offerings of the tithes, which ye receive of the chilly things, which the children of dren of Israel; and ye shall give ael offer unto the LORD, have I thereof the Lord's heave offering to ven thee, and thy sons and thy Aaron the priest. ughters with thee, by a statute for 29 Out of all your gifts ye shall er: it is a covenant of salt for offer every heave offering of the er before the LORD unto thee and LORD, of all the best thereof, even thy seed with thee.

the hallowed part thereof out of it. 20 T And the LORD spake unto 30 Therefore thou shalt say unto aron, Thou shalt have no inherit- | them, When ye have heaved the nce in their land, neither shalt thou best thereof from it, then it shall ave any part among them: I am be counted unto the Levites as the ay part and thine inheritance increase of the threshingfloor, and mong the children of Israel. as the increase of the winepress. 21 And, behold, I have given the 31 And ye shall eat it in every hildren of Levi all the tenth in place, ye and your households: for srael for an inheritance, for their | it is your reward for your service in ervice which they serve, even the the tabernacle of the congregation. ervice of the tabernacle of the 32 And ye shall bear no sin by ongregation.

reason of it, when ye have heaved 22 Neither must the children of from it the best of it: neither shall srael henceforth come nigh the tab- ye pollute the holy things of the ernacle of the congregation, lest they children of Israel, lest ye die. Dear sin, and die.

CHAPTER XIX. 23 But the Levites shall do the 'The water of separation. Il The law for the use service of the tabernacle of the con

of it in purification. gregation, and they shall bear their ND iniquity

and unto ever throughout your generations, 2 This is the ordinance of the law that among the children of Israel which the LORD hath commanded, they have no inheritance.

saying, Speak unto the children of 24 But the tithes of the children Israel, that they bring thee a red of Israel, which they offer as a heave heifer without spot, wherein is no offering unto the LORD, I have given blemish, and upon which never came to the Levites to inherit: therefore yoke. I have said unto them, Among the 3 And ye shall give her unto Eleachildren of Israel they shall have no zar the priest, that he may bring inheritance.

her forth without the

camp, 25 T And the LORD spake unto shall slay her before his face: Moses, saying,

4 And Eleazar the priest shall 26 Thus speak unto the Levites, take of her blood with his finger, and say unto them, When ye take and sprinkle of her blood directly of the children of Israel the tithes before the tabernacle of the congrewhich I have given you from them gation seven times. for your inheritance, then ye shall 5 And one shall burn the heifer in offer up a heave offering of it for his sight; her skin, and her flesh, the LORD, even a tenth part of the and her blood, with her dung, shall tithe.

he burn: 27 And this your heave offering | 6 And the priest shall take cedar shall be reckoned unto you, as wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and though it were the corn of the cast it into the midst of the burning threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the heifer. of the winepress.

7 Then the priest shall wash his

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in purification.
clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh running water shall be put thereto
in water, and afterward he shall in a vessel :
come into the camp, and the priest 18 And a clean person shall take
shall be unclean until the even. hyssop, and dip it in the water, and

8 And he that burneth her shall sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon wash his clothes in water, and bathe all the vessels, and upon the persons his flesh in water, and shall be un- that were there, and upon him that clean until the even.

touched a bone, or one slain, or ono 9 And a man that is clean shall dead, or a grave: gather up the ashes of the heifer, 19 And the clean person shall sprinand lay them up without the camp kle upon the unclean on the third in a clean place, and it shall be kept day, and on the seventh day; and for the congregation of the children on the seventh day he shall purify of Israel for a water of separation : himself, and wash his clothes, and it is a purification for sin.

bathe himself in water, and shall be 10 And he that gathereth the ashes clean at even. of the heifer shall wash his clothes, 20 But the man that shall be unand be unclean until the even: and clean, and shall not purify himself, it shall be unto the children of Is- that soul shall be cut off from among rael, and unto the stranger that so the congregation, because he hath journeth among them, for a statute defiled the sanctuary of the LORD:

the water of separation hath not 11 He that toucheth the dead body been sprinkled upon him; he is unof any man shall be unclean seven clean. days.

21 And it shall be a perpetual stat12 He shall purify himself with it ute unto them, that he that sprinon the third day, and on the seventh kleth the water of separation shall day he shall be clean: but if he pu- wash his clothes; and he that touchrify not himself the third day, then eth the water of separation shall be the seventh day he shall not be unclean until even. clean.

22 And whatsoever the unclean 13 Whosoever toucheth the dead person toucheth shall be unclean ; body of any man that is dead, and and the soul that toucheth it shall purifieth not himself, defileth the be unclean until even. tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel :

CHAPTER XX. because the water of separation

The children of Israel come to Zin, where Miriam

dieth. 2 They murmur for want of water. 7 was not sprinkled upon him, he

Moses smiteth the rock at Meribah, and water shall be unclean ; his uncleanness

cometh forth. }4 Moses at Kadesh desireth a

passage through Edom, which is denied. 22 is yet upon him.

Aaron dieth al mount Hor. 14 This is the law, when a man THEN came the children of Isdieth in a tent: all that come into rael, even the whole congregathe tent, and all that is in the tent, tion, into the desert of Zin in the shall be unclean seven days.

first month: and the people abode 15 And every open vessel

, which in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, hath no covering bound upon it, is and was buried there. unclean.

2 And there was no water for the 16 And whosoever toucheth one congregation : and they gathered that is slain with a sword in the themselves together against Moses open fields, or a dead body, or a and against Aaron. bone of a man, or a grave, shall be 3 And the people chode with Mo

ses, and spake, saying, Would God 17. And for an unclean person they that we had died when our brethren shall take of the ashes of the burnt died before the LORD! beifer of purification for sin, and 4 And why have ye brought up


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